The Kodakery

This is Kodak's podcast where we talk to creative people about their contributions to film, art and science. We dig deep and find out what it really takes to get science, vision, technology, and art in alignment to make creativity flourish.


Through the years with Denis Lenoir, ASC, AFC

  • April 12, 2017

In France at the age of 13, this week’s guest, Denis Lenoir (Still Alice, Things to Come) was hooked on film, but it took him some time to realize it would be his career. We’re so glad he decided to become a cinematographer because his work is beautiful. As we spent time with Denis learning about his life, it seems obvious that he loves his job and that he believes he made the right decision as well. Listen in to hear all about Denis’ cinematic story.

Mandy Walker: Life as a DP- Hidden Figures and beyond

  • March 22, 2017

Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS spent some time talking with us for this week’s episode. Mandy is a seasoned cinematographer, shooting from behind the lens on many films like Australia, Tracks, and the recently Oscar Nominated film Hidden Figures. We focus on what it took to shoot Hidden Figures and what she faces as a cinematographer daily, on any project.

"The Last Laugh" with Ferne Pearlstein and Anne Etheridge

  • March 14, 2017

When director Ferne Pearlstein set out to make her documentary The Last Laugh, she had a unique and delicate task before her; she wanted to highlight the subject of when and if it's okay to laugh about traumatic events in society, like the Holocaust. She and her cinematographer Anne Etheridge handled the task with extreme care and respect and created a balanced film about how humans can use humor to deal with something that's not funny. In this episode, Ferne and Anne discuss the challenges and rewards of approaching this important subject.

Photographer Danny Clinch: Behind the lens with legends

  • March 7, 2017

This week we had photographer Danny Clinch join us for a great episode. Danny has captured some of the most famous musicians of our time at their most natural and unguarded. Through his images he is able to share sides of our favorite artists that we wouldn’t normally get to see. We so enjoyed learning some behind the scenes stories and getting some insight into how his shots come together. Still Moving:

Michael Goi, ASC and the craft of the camera

  • February 28, 2017

This week in The Kodakery we are honored to have with us a true craftsman of cinematography, Michael Goi, ASC. Michael is an award winning film maker with an incredible body of work ranging across film and television. He has worked on shows like Glee, Scream Queens and most notably American Horror Story. You'll learn how Michael uses his camera to get the viewer into the mind of the characters- often with terrifying results. Give it a listen!

Linus Sandgren, FSF: The DP who used film to paint with color on La La Land

  • February 18, 2017

La La Land is a film of such joy and beauty, it’s almost hard to describe- but let’s try anyway: exquisite, magical, bright, colorful and soaked in a passion for cinema that is rare in movies today. It felt like a new format of musical that blew us away. We were so honored to be able to chat with DP, Linus Sandgren about how he achieved the beautiful look on film. Do not miss this episode, Linus shares with us all about how it was made!

Iris Chyi: Why 2.3 billion people still read newspapers

  • February 14, 2017

Iris Chyi, this weeks guest, is an Associate Professor and new media researcher at the University of Texas at Austin. Iris’ significant research into newspaper readership makes her a great guest to discuss with us about where most people are actually receiving their information in today’s heavily Internet based culture. Her research highlights some discrepancies in what most may believe to be true. In today’s society, where you get your information from has become more critical than ever. We discuss the newspaper and where it’s place is and continues to be in today’s world.

Ted Melfi: Bringing Hidden Figures to life

  • February 7, 2017

Director Ted Melfi joins us this week to talk about his most recent film HIDDEN FIGURES. This important, inspiring movie is nominated for an Oscar and we discuss with Ted about working with NASA, shooting on film, his great cast and all of the other integral pieces that were put together to make this film as fantastic as it is.

History in Technicolor: Learn the origins of color film

  • February 1, 2017

Everything we see now on television and in the movies is in color. It’s something that can easily be taken for granted but it didn’t come easy. Countless innovations lead to the invention and eventual adoption of color film. In this episode we are digging into the hidden history of color film with experts from the George Eastman Museum, Jared Case, Ken Fox, and Kelsey Eckert. Join us for this inspiring and fascinating story of what went into bringing color film to the big screen. Want more info about Technicolor?

Paul Cameron, ASC: Setting the cinematic stage for Westworld

  • January 17, 2017

Paul Cameron joined us this week to talk about his career as a cinematographer. He gave us some great insight into how you approach the pilot episode of a series and how that sets the bar for the episodes to come. Beyond his Westworld work, his impressive resume continues to grow. Get your ears on this one, for sure!

Jason Lazarus: Working with the Vernacular

  • January 12, 2017

This week, we chatted with Jason Lazarus about his love for displaying the ordinary in an extraordinary way. His recent exhibition at the George Eastman Museum had him in town, so we jumped at the opportunity to talk with him about his installation, "Too Hard To Keep," Listen in to hear how he plays with the vernacular!

Discussing the new Kodak Super 8 Camera live from Kodak Studios at CES

  • January 7, 2017

This episode is live from Kodak's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. We talk with Dany Atkins, Steven Overman, J Curtis and Holgar Schwaerzel about the new camera and our announcement that Ektachrome is back! Don't miss it.

Greig Fraser, ASC: storytelling from India to a galaxy far, far away

  • December 20, 2016

This week, we spend some time with DP, Greig Fraser, discussing the art of cinematography. Greig has an impressive list of accomplishments, most recently working on "Rogue One: A Star Wars story" as well as a beautiful movie set in India, "Lion," where you can really see his craft shine. Listen in to find out what makes Greig the right person for the job.

Franklin Collective - The Anonymous Arts Collective

  • December 13, 2016

What happens when you don't know the artist of a piece of art you are looking at? What changes? This week, we interviewed the Franklin Collective to discuss why they work so hard to keep their collective art anonymous. We also discuss some other interactive works they've created and their recent trip to the Film Factory! Check it out. Franklin Collective The Gallery The Writings The Call Center The Call Center number: +1 347 815 5653

The Metrograph: Alexander Olch and Jake Perlin revive the theater experience

  • December 6, 2016

Set on Ludlow Street in the lower east side of Manhattan, The Metrograph is a theater paying homage to the cinemas of the 1920s while also having a fresh, chic newness. Showing 35mm film prints as well as state of the art digital projection, the curatorial experience at the Metrograph will not disappoint. Listen in to hear what Alexander Olch and Jake Perlin had to say about what goes on behind the curtain at The Metrograph.

Artist Isaac Julien and the MAG discuss the medium of film

  • November 1, 2016

Isaac Julien, fine artist and filmmaker came over from London to visit with curator Jonathan Binstock and John Hanhardt, the director of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) to discuss an upcoming project that they are commissioning Issac for. We were able to sit down with all three of them at the MAG to discuss how Isaac uses film, the progression of his career and all of their insight into the importance of art preservation. Be sure to listen in!

Shooting The Walking Dead with Michael Satrazemis

  • October 25, 2016

Ever wonder what it's like to film a zombie? Listen in to this weeks episode and you'll find out. Michael Satrazemis, the cinematographer and director of The Walking Dead joins us this week to discuss his process and why he shoots with film. And don't worry- we asked him plenty of zombie related questions. Make sure you check this episode out and be sure to watch the new season of The Walking Dead, shot on Kodak film!

Tad Carpenter on the Power of Print

  • October 5, 2016

This week we're joined by Tad Carpenter, an extremely talented illustrator and designer to discuss the Power of Print. Print remains a unique and vibrant form of expression with an unrivaled ability to communicate on a personal level and Tad gives us insight into the importance of the printed page as an artist. Tad also tells us about his new vlog series, "Press On" where he travels around the world to meet with printers and discover their world. Check out his first episode:

Chloë Sevigny: Talking about directing her first film

  • September 28, 2016

You have of course heard of this weeks guest, Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry, Big Love, American Horror Story- to name a few), but perhaps you didn't know that she has now started her career as a director. Find out why she took the leap into this role and how her new short, "Kitty", came to be.

Author David Sax talks about the Revenge of Analog

  • September 21, 2016

David Sax, journalist and author, came on the podcast to discuss his new book, "The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter," to be released in early November 2016. We discuss the analog renaissance and why many are drawn back to the physical connection of experience and how that relates to what we consume and create. His insight is one of a kind- do not miss this episode!

Taking monumental photos with the RIT Big Shot

  • September 13, 2016

This week we met with Michael Peres and Christye Sisson, photography professors at the Rochester Institute of Technology, to talk about their project, RIT Big Shot. Students are joined by the community to take a grand scale picture at night lit by hand held lights- an exercise in lighting a subject. This year for their 32nd Big Shot, the picture will be of the Kodak Tower, an iconic building in Rochester, NY that is still Kodak's headquarters today. Listen in to hear how it's done and what's special about this years Big Shot. Want to attend? September 18th, 2016- 7:30 PM @ the Kodak Tower - Bring a flashlight and a friend! Check out the Kodak Tower:

Peter Flynn: A talk with the documentarian, film historian and educator

  • September 7, 2016

Joining us this week is Peter Flynn. Peter studied film history at the collegiate level and now teaches about film to students at Emerson College. Out of his longing to preserve and document the history of film, Peter began shooting documentaries. His most recent work, "The Dying of the Light" highlights film projectionists throughout history and their decline over the last century. Check out Peter Flynn's talk at the AMIA Projection Workshop:

AMIA Projection Workshop at the Alamo Draft House in Austin, TX

  • August 31, 2016

Following the completion of a three day AMIA Projection Workshop at the Alamo Draft House in Austin, TX, Josh and Meagan sat down for the first podcast recorded in front of a live audience. On stage were Rob Cejka from Boston Light & Sound, Antonella Bonfante from Canyon Cinema, and Jason Metcalfe from The Alamo Drafthouse. What transpired was an in depth discussion about the reason behind the need to have a projectionist workshop. The guests gave great insight into why they believe in film and what is needed to continue it's resurgence. Don't miss out on this really great episode! Kodak's Diane Caroll Yacoby presents at the AMIA Projection Workshop: Peter Flynn presents at the AMIA Projection Workshop: Chapin Cutler presents at the AMIA Projection Workshop:

The History of the Iconic Colorama Display

  • August 23, 2016

This week’s episode explores the Kodak Colorama. A back-lit picture standing 60 feet wide and 18 feet tall in Grand Central Station in New York City, the Colorama was an incredible feat of Kodak’s science and art. Built to encourage shooting with color film, these impressive photographs were an iconic marketing display that ran from 1950-1990. Listen in as we talk with Steve Kelly, Kathy Connor and Ross Knapper about how they came to be. Check out some of the iconic images as we tell you of their tale: Learn more about the George Eastman Museum’s traveling Colorama Display: Referenced documentary: “The Kodak Colorama: The stories behind the pictures”

Kodak's CEO: Jeff Clarke

  • August 17, 2016

Listen in this week for a chance to hear from Kodak's leader and CEO, Jeff Clarke. You'll get to know Jeff and why he decided to come to Kodak, how he approaches the job at hand, his respect for the medium of film and what excites him about Kodak today and his role.

Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher: Elite film makers

  • August 10, 2016

This episode features the creative duo of Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher: Two film makers whose most recent work Speed Googles, shot on Kodak Super 8 Film, was debuted on the New York Times website as a 5-part series. Alexi, who is also an elite runner, weaves her experiences and reflections into her work in a beautiful, unique way. We so enjoyed talking to them and we know you'll love to hear it!

50 Feet of Song: a Super 8 music project with Max McSimov

  • August 2, 2016

This episode with Max McSimov is about his project, 50 Feet of Song. He takes one cartridge of Kodak Super 8 Film to record folk songs from around the country, preserving and exposing todays folk music in a beautiful, creative way. We had a lot of laughs with Max so be sure to check out this episode as well as his website,

The George Eastman Story: Part II

  • July 26, 2016

Join us for part two of our episode on George Eastman. For this episode we talk about George's great philanthropy work and his later years. You'll hear insight from Eastman's biographer Betsy Brayer as well as a couple of our friends from the George Eastman Museum. Check it out!

The George Eastman Story: Part 1

  • July 19, 2016

In the first of this two part episode we take some time to learn more about Kodak's founder, George Eastman. We went to the George Eastman Museum and sat in his former home to talk with Todd, Kathy and Betsy about George's early life and how he came to start Kodak. Listen in to this special episode about a man whose vision and determination changed our lives.

Michael Keaton live at the George Eastman Museum

  • June 28, 2016

This unique episode is a live recording of actor Michael Keaton being given the George Eastman Award at the museum's Dryden Theatre. Michael is introduced by Bruce Barnes and Paolo Cherchi Usai from the GEM, accepts his award, and finally sits down for a Q&A with Jurij Meden. Listen in to this awesome opportunity to hear Michael reflect on his accomplishments.

Embracing the Future of Technology with Kodak's CTO, Terry Taber

  • June 1, 2016

This week Kodak's CTO, Terry Taber, joined The Kodakery to talk about the future of Kodak's technology. Science has always been an integral part of our story and we learn all about the Research Labs, some of our core technologies and the exciting new projects and partnerships we are working on! Listen in! Related Links:

Paolo Cherchi Usai: Bonus Material

  • May 26, 2016

After we finished recording last week's episode with Paolo Cherchi Usai at the George Eastman Museum, the conversation kept going. Fortunately, we were still recording, so listen in to this bonus material where we dug even deeper into the subject in film. Get a listen in of more of Paolo's wisdom!

Paolo Cherchi Usai: Senior Curator of the Motion Picture Department at the George Eastman Museum

  • May 17, 2016

You are in for a treat with this weeks episode with Paolo Cherchi Usai, the senior curator of the motion picture department at the George Eastman Museum, in Rochester, NY. Paolo's views on film, cinema, art and preservation are carefully positioned and are informed by many years as a curator and by his complete respect for the art form and all that it holds. Don't miss this chance to hear Paolo's great wisdom, give it a listen for sure.

Tokyo Police Club: Keyboardist Graham Wright on TPC and shooting their music video with Super 8

  • May 10, 2016

This weeks episode features Graham Wright, the keyboardist from the band Tokyo Police Club- the first band ever on The Kodakery! We talk about their latest album, shooting their music video with Super 8, and their upcoming tour! Definitely give it a listen.

Dean Cundey, ASC Part II

  • May 3, 2016

We continue our discussion with Dean Cundey about some of the movies he worked on; Jurassic Park, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future (1, 2 and 3!)and The Thing. Listen in to get some insight into how he approached each film and their accompanying challenges. Check it out!

Dean Cundey, ASC Part I: The Art of Cinematography

  • April 26, 2016

Join us for part one of our two part Dean Cundey series. You'll hear Dean talk with us about how he became interested in film, about what exactly a cinematographer does, and how his journey lead him to some well known directors. Make sure you give this one a listen!

Nitrate Picture Show: The George Eastman Museum's upcoming film festival

  • April 19, 2016

The Kodakery hit the road and stopped at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY to discuss the upcoming Nitrate Picture Show, held at the museum on April 29th- May 1st. Deb Stoiber and Jared Case spend some time discussing Nitrate and what's in store at the picture show.

Buddy Squires

  • April 12, 2016

Buddy Squires, ASC, took some time to talk with us about his journey as a well known cinematographer. Listen in to hear about how he approaches his work, his collaboration with Ken Burns, and some of the great places and people he has seen and visited through his career. Check it out!

Ken Burns

  • April 5, 2016

Season Two kicks off with a legendary documentarian: Ken Burns. We were honored to have a chance to speak with Ken about his upcoming documentary about Jackie Robinson which airs April 11-12. Ken also chatted with us about his career and what its like to compile history in the compelling way that he does.

Art Cosgrove: Kodak and The Lunar Orbiter Mission

  • February 3, 2016

This special episode of The Kodakery is a conversation with Arthur Cosgrove, a Kodak engineer who worked on the Lunar Orbiter Mission in the late 60s that took pictures of the surface of the moon. Art explains Kodak's involvement in the process and all about his experience on the mission. Listen up, this is a great piece of history you'll definitely want to check out.

Outlaws & Angels: A conversation with the writer/director, producer and DP

  • January 26, 2016

This week, we talk with the writer/director, the producer and the cinematographer of the film Outlaws & Angels. It made it's debut last night at the midnight showing of the Sundance Film Festival. Listen in to hear three great creative guys as they unload their experience of creating this superb film.

Talking about Carol with Christine Vachon

  • January 18, 2016

This week's Kodakery episode is a discussion with Christine Vachon, producer of the movie Carol. Christine is an award winning producer and co-owner of Killer Films. Christine has produced incredible films like Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo, and Still Alice. We discuss the role of the producer, her recent film, and more. Join us for a great conversation!

VSW: Discussion about film, preservation and education

  • January 12, 2016

Rochester, NY, arguably the image capital of the world, is home to the Visual Studies Workshop (VSW) group. Tara and Gordon Nelson sit down with us in the studio to talk about what VSW is doing for artists and the incredible artistic resources that call VSW their home. Give a listen to them and this local Rochester gem.

CES Day 3: CES Recap and more on the new Super 8 Camera

  • January 9, 2016

CES day 3 has commenced. Joining us in the Kodakery is Kodak's Alyson and Matt. We discuss Friday's award happenings, the rest of Kodak's booths products and just a little bit more virtual reality nerd chat.

CES Day 2: The design behind the new Super 8 Camera

  • January 8, 2016

We sit down together in the booth and discuss Kodak's second day at CES and what we all saw and experienced.

CES Day 1: The Analogue Renaissance and Why Super 8?

  • January 7, 2016

We sit down and discuss how day one went at CES from within the booth.

CES: Launching the new Super 8 Camera!

  • January 6, 2016

Join us for a quick chat about the excitement leading up to CES and the new Super 8 camera from Kodak.

Part II - The Making of the Hateful 8

  • December 24, 2015

In part two of our Hateful Eight episode we talk about the challenges of resurrecting 70mm film projection in theaters across the country. Boston Light and Sound and the Alamo Draft House join us in the Kodakery to discuss the history of film projection, bringing 70mm back to theaters and the magic of projecting on film. It's a great conversation with two exciting guests. Please give it a listen! We hope you enjoy.

Part I - The Making of the Hateful 8

  • December 24, 2015

It's rare that a single artist can motivate an industry to rally behind a project or artistic vision. In the case of Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight, that is exactly what happened. Two of the key players in bringing this unique cinematic experience to moviegoers across the globe are Panavision and Fotokem. They are joining us in the Kodakery to discuss the challenges of bringing this movie to life using Ultra Panavision and the photochemical process. It's a great discussion about resurrecting a classic technology, Hollywood history and working with Quentin Tarantino. Please give it a listen! We hope you enjoy.

Tacita Dean

  • December 3, 2015

Renowned artist Tacita Dean has earned countless awards, accolades and admirers across the globe through her art –and now she’s here to tell us all about it. In our inaugural episode of the Kodakery, Tacita discusses her work, love of film and advocacy of the medium that has become one of her favorites. It’s undeniable: Tacita’s artistic vision exudes passion, creativity and inspiration. We explore this in depth during this episode of the Kodakery. Give it a listen and enjoy!